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Kristina Odenweller

Ph.D thesis project: Giovan Francesco Capodilista – a venetian diplomat of the 15th century and his networks


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eMail: kristina.odenweller@geschichte.uni-freiburg.de kristina odenweller



  • Born 1986, Frankfurt/Main
  • Until 2010: Studies at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Brsg.: Medieval History/History of medieval german Language&Liteature/History of Law.
  • 2010 – 2013: Research Associate with the Department of German Language&Literature, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg: Project “Got is selve reht: Conceptions of Justice within Middle High German Literature and the trial of Jesus”, supervised by JunProf. Dr. Henrike Manuwald
  • Since 2013: member of the Ph.D. research group DFG 1288 “Freunde, Gönner, Getreue”
  • Scholarships from the German Historical Institute (DHI) Rome and the German Center for Studies in Venice (Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani), Venice (2012)




  • Altgläubige Bistumshistoriographie in einer evangelischen Stadt. Die Konstanzer Bistumschronik des Beatus Widmer von 1527: Untersuchung und Edition [mit Andreas Bihrer u.a.], in: Zeitschrift für die Geschichte des Oberrheins 157 (2009), S. 101 – 189.
  • Artikel: „Untereisesheim“, in: Der Landkreis Heilbronn (Baden-Württemberg - Das Land in seinen Kreisen), bearb. von der Abteilung Fachprogramme und Bildungsarbeit des Landesarchivs Baden-Württemberg, hg. vom Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg in Verbindung mit dem Landkreis Heilbronn, Band 2, Ostfildern 2010.
  • Von der Liste zum Netz? Nutzen und Schwierigkeiten der netzwerkanalytischen Betrachtung historischer Quellen am Beispiel der Quellenliste des Capodilista-Codex, in: Tagungsband zu Tagung "Netzwerke" der Universität Bern (im Druck)
  • How to act in court: Richtsteig, Cautela and Premis and the comunicative memory of the Legal Process Books, in: ZRG (130) 2013 (im Druck)



Giovan Francesco Capodilista - ein venezianischer Diplomat des
15. Jh. und seine Netzwerke

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Birgit Studt (Freiburg)/PD Dr. Jörg Schwarz (München)

Tutor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Zotz (Freiburg)

During his stay as ambassador at the council of Basel in 1434 the venetian diplomat Giovan Francesco Capodilista composed a manuscript that is can now be found at the Biblioteca Civica di Padova. It is known as the Codice Capodilista, a richly illustrated family book containing autobiographical remarks, recounts of family history, and a collection of documents and other writings by Capodilista himself. It thus reflects the career of Capodilista as ambassador for the Republic of Venice and later as orator of pope Eugenius IV. His travels took the originally from Padua hailing lawyer to cities as far as Budapest, Mainz, Nürnberg, and Bourges. The Codice Capodilista therefore marks only the beginning of a fruitful diplomatic career, and reflects the self-representation of a learned lawyer. It is the aim of the Ph.D. project to reconstruct the career and travels of Capodilista, and ultimately to answer the question whether the representation visible in the Codice Capodilista turned into reality, based upon an examination of the personal and political networks Capodilista build and used.

  • Postadresse:

    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
    DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1288
    c/o Historisches Seminar
    Rempartstr. 15 - KG IV
    79085 Freiburg 
  • Besuchsadresse:

    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
    DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1288
    Erbprinzenstraße 13
    79098 Freiburg
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